Partisan media driving a wedge between citizens, study finds

May 08, 2014 by Jeff Grabmeier

Viewing partisan news reports from both the conservative and liberal viewpoints doesn't make people more accepting of citizens on the other side of the political fence, new research finds.

A study of people in the United States and Israel examined citizens' media consumption: specifically, how often they viewed liberal and conservative news outlets and how often they viewed mainstream, relatively neutral news sites.

Results showed that people who consumed a greater amount of partisan media content were more polarized – even if they viewed partisan content from both sides.

That finding is worrisome, said R. Kelly Garrett, lead author of the international study and associate professor of communication at The Ohio State University.

"It means that getting your news from two partisan outlets on opposite sides of an issue is not the same as getting your news from one relatively neutral news outlet that tries to present both sides," Garrett said.

Rather than seeking truth, people who visit both liberal and conservative news sites may be seeking an opportunity to see how wrong the other side is, he said.

"These results really underscore the importance of preserving a nonpartisan news media."

The study appears online in the journal Human Communication Research.

The findings are important because they were essentially replicated in two countries (the United States and Israel) where the political culture and the news media are both very different from each other, Garrett said.

The U.S. data came from a survey of more than 600 citizens taken in the fall of 2012, before the presidential election. The Israeli data came from a survey of about 400 citizens just before and after the 2013 Israel national election.

In both countries, respondents were asked to describe their political leanings. There were then several measures designed to assess polarization. In the United States, for example, people were asked to rate how favorably they felt about political figures like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

In another measure of polarization, the Americans were asked how they would feel about having one of their children marry someone from the opposing , and whether they thought people from the opposing party were patriotic, intelligent, selfish and/or mean, among other traits.

The question for the researchers was: How much were these measures of polarization affected by the media that participants consumed?

American respondents were asked how often they went to online liberal news sites (such as Huffington Post, Daily Kos) or major news organizations that are frequently characterized as favoring liberal positions (New York Times, MSNBC). They were also asked about their visits to conservative online news sites (such as Drudge Report, TownHall) or major news organizations frequently characterized as favoring conservative positions (Wall Street Journal, FOX News.)

Respondents also reported their use of mainstream, relatively neutral online , including USA Today, CBS News and Yahoo! News.

The results showed that the more people visited partisan sites associated with their own views, the more polarized they were. In other words, they liked their own candidates more, and liked the opposing candidates less. They were also less likely to want their child to marry someone from the opposing political party, and were more likely to associate members of the opposing party with negative traits (such as being mean) and less likely to associate them with positive terms (like honest).

"Heavy use of partisan media doesn't just affect your attitudes about the other party's candidates," Garrett said.

"It also affects how you think about the other party's supporters – you'll be more likely to see them as less patriotic and more close-minded, for example."

People who visit partisan sites associated with the opposing party are less polarized – they don't have such negative attitudes about the candidates and supporters of the other political party.

But Garrett and his colleagues found a troubling interaction effect: Polarization is actually amplified when people view a lot of partisan content associated with their own political views and also a lot of content associated with the opposition.

There was some evidence of that in the United States, but even stronger evidence in Israel, where the researchers could see how use of partisan media on both political sides at one point in time was linked to further polarization later on.

Garrett said he thinks he knows why.

"We know that partisan media will ridicule people on the other side, and may even encourage their supporters to go to the opposition websites to see the horrible things they are saying," he said.

"So people aren't consuming media on both sides of the issue to understand what the truth is. They're seeking out the other side just to see how wrong-headed they are."

Garrett said that a nonpartisan, neutral media still has its place in society.

"Our results in the United States underscore the importance of preserving a nonpartisan media," he said.

"The mainstream media have a value beyond the business itself and could help limit some of the partisanship we have seen in this country."

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Birger
5 / 5 (7) May 08, 2014
"Our results in the United States underscore the importance of preserving a nonpartisan news media,"
Except, the mainstream media is -due to concentration to a few owners- not providing a complete or unbiased picture of reality. And with an even greater economic pressure, no one wants to lose advertisers by publishing too "controversial" news.
This makes it easy for governments and corporations to get up to all kinds of shenagians without attarcting media attention.
For instance if a company provides much work in a region, interest in the toxc waste produced by the same company will not be welcome. And under a certain president, it was for a long period considered "unpatriotic" to ask hard questions about how wars are conducted. The big news media proved themselves extremely timid and unwilling to take risks by questioning the official narrative.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (12) May 08, 2014
-due to concentration to a few owners-

It is the fault of some media owners for becoming lapdogs for the state.
CNN admitted it was not objective when covering Iraq and covered for the atrocities committed by the dictator.
Now the media refuse to report abuses of power of the current Obama regime for fear of being called bad names and loosing favored status with the 'dear leader'.
Now the state wants to reign in internet media and Fox News as they are the only media digging under the skin of the current state regime.
"relatively neutral online news sites, including USA Today, CBS News and Yahoo! News."
Neutral? Not likely when CBS news fires a reporter for challenging the Obama lies about Benghazi and when their star reporter fakes a document against a Republican
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (12) May 08, 2014
""The right has begun to break the left's media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications," he added.

Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said that protecting conservative media, especially those on the internet, "matters to me because I see the future going to the democratization of media largely through the internet. They can compete with the big boys now, and I have seen storm clouds that the second you start to regulate them, there is at least the possibility or indeed proclivity for selective enforcement, so we need to keep the media free and the internet free.""
http://washington.../2548163
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (12) May 08, 2014
"Liberals over the years have also pushed for a change in the Federal Communications Commission's "fairness doctrine" to cut of conservative voices, and retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has delighted Democrats recently with a proposed Constitutional amendment that some say could force the media to stop endorsing candidates or promoting issues.

"The picking and choosing has started to occur," said Goodman. "There are some in this building that think we can actually regulate" media, added Goodman, a Republican whose chairmanship lasts through December. And if that occurs, he said, "then I am concerned about disparate treatment of conservative media.""
http://washington.../2548163
Can anyone say that conservatives have taken any action to regulate the 'liberal' media?
Modernmystic
2 / 5 (7) May 08, 2014
Except, the mainstream media is -due to concentration to a few owners- not providing a complete or unbiased picture of reality.


Nor will it EVER. I think the best we can hope for is much less biased than we have now and people being VERY aware of considering the source when they consume media. MSNBC and FOX are the worst examples of yellow journalism. While the BBC is distinctly left leaning I find it at least more balanced than either of those. CNN isn't too bad either, but you always have to try to read between the lines.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (11) May 08, 2014
"Partisan media driving a wedge between citizens"
No, it's NOT the partisan media it is the partisan socialist party of the current Obama regime following the Alisky's rules for radicals.
This article is following the bidding of the regime by diverting responsibility from the socialists.
Dr_toad
4 / 5 (12) May 08, 2014
Fool.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (10) May 08, 2014
"A new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan group, asserts that the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to persecution of Christians by Muslims in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, as well as persecution of Christians in North Korea."
http://www.breitb...ristians
Is this reported by they 'neutral' media?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
"MSNBC chose a novel way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Over the banner "Mexican Heritage Celebration," MSNBC had a white staffer parade across the screen in a cheap, straw sombrero while pretending to be drunk on tequila."
http://www.breitb...-Tequila
Where was the outrage from La Raza (the race)?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
"With polls showing that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe Obama engaged in a cover-up and want the investigations to continue, our media -- that from the beginning have fought to protect Obama, Hillary, and to ensure the truth is never known -- are in a tough spot.

The media want to toxify the investigation so that it boomerangs on the GOP. But for right now at least the American people are siding with Republicans. "

"If you watch the full video, you will see that Uygur admits the Obama administration didn't tell the truth about Benghazi.

He just doesn't want anything investigated.

And that perfectly sums up our Palace Guard media. "
http://www.breitb...fuck-you
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
" The Washington Post has now been forced to concede that media's propaganda campaign failed. ObamaCare is unpopular and is likely to stay that way:"
http://www.breitb...n-failed

"Leibovich excoriated the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which is the symbol of the cozy interconnectedness between government officials and politicians and the press that are supposed to afflict them (the comfortable) and comfort the afflicted. "
http://www.breitb...al-Class
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
"Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reprimanded MSNBC's Chuck Todd — and indeed, journalism in general — for being too interested in treating Republicans fairly, claiming reporters "won't call things the way they actually exist.""
http://dailycalle...s-video/
supamark23
4.1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
"Partisan media driving a wedge between citizens"
No, it's NOT the partisan media it is the partisan socialist party of the current Obama regime following the Alisky's rules for radicals.
This article is following the bidding of the regime by diverting responsibility from the socialists.


Dude, put down the crack pipe... talk radio is almost exclusively right wing, and the most successful cable news network is Fox, which is also a right wing mouthpiece. Both quite actively denegrate people with different viewpoints as unamerican and evil.

Also, if you really think Obama and/or the Democrats are socialist you're either a moron or don't actually know the meaning of the word, "socialist".

Oh, and drop Benghazi already - it's already been shown that there's nothing there. Maybe you should instead focus on the lies of the Bush admin. that got us into a war against Iraq that has cost over a $trillion and over a thousand American lives. Where's your outrage about that?
Dr_toad
3.7 / 5 (7) May 08, 2014
Thanks, you were gentler with him than I'd have been. He only repeats what he wants to believe, freaking sheep.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (3) May 08, 2014
"Partisan media driving a wedge between citizens'

-Well sure. Thats its Purpose isnt it? In order for democracy to work there must be sides. Democracy works best when these sides are clearly defined and the people can identify with charicatures who represent the interests that both sides are provided with, without too much thought involved.

Humans have been Managed for millenia. This is done by dividing them up ain predetermined Ways, so that competition and conflict can be Preengineered and caused to proceed in constructive ways. State-sponsored religions were devised to serve this Purpose but have been superceded by safer and more efficient technologies.

War is Inevitable given our natural tendency to overpopulate. War is the single most dangerous threat to Stability and Progress; but if Managed it becomes a Force of immense Benefit.

Competition in nature drives evolution but threatens extinction. Engineered conflict drives the evolution of our civilization and preserves it.
Caliban
4.1 / 5 (9) May 08, 2014
Oh, the irony!

rygsuckn' unwittingly offers up itself as the stereotypical example of exactly that which the author of the study cautions against.

Moron.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (10) May 08, 2014
talk radio is almost exclusively right wing,

So?
Left wing radio must be state subsidized as left wing talk radio can't make a profit.

If it walks like a duck.....Obama is a socialist.
He just nationalized health insurance and has put more people on the dole and destroyed more jobs than any president.

An ambassador who worked for Clinton and Obama were murdered by Al Queda and they can't admit to or they would loose the election in two months.
Nixon resigned over a botched burglary. At least BHO and Clinton could slink away over the murder of US citizens in country that Obama and Clinton illegally 'broke'. Congress did NOT authorize any US military action in Libya that destabilized the country. Obama was smuggling weapons to Syria through Libya, too.
The fascist/socialist/'liberals' would love it if the socialist media propagandists would continue to follow the orders of the 'dear leader'.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (10) May 08, 2014
"Neither Obama nor Clinton have explained why their political appointee's requests to get security in Benghazi increased were denied. "
"Finally, despite all the congressional Democrats' snickering and posturing this week, a Select Committee on Benghazi can answer one question that remains unanswered: Where was the president of the United States the evening of September 11, 2012, and what steps did he take that evening?

We know from former National Security Council spokesman Tommy "Dude, That Was Two Years Ago" Vietor that the president was in the Executive Mansion but not in the Situation Room on the evening in question."
"The Obama administration has misled, dissembled, and otherwise given the finger to the families of those who lost their lives that night in service to their country. I'm willing to believe that the personnel on the ground in Benghazi were terrified, confused, and hoping the cavalry was on its way to save them from terrorists seeking to kill them."
Daily Beast.
rwinners
5 / 5 (5) May 08, 2014
Anyone ever hear of the Fairness Doctrine?

http://en.wikiped...Doctrine

Rotten Ronnie put the kibosh on it back in the 1980s... and relatively unbiased news reporting has been going down hill ever since.

howhot2
4.3 / 5 (6) May 08, 2014
If there is a logical civil debate between the a liberal and rightwingnut BSers, the rightwingnut always looses and look like the darned stupid fool he/she is. With AM radio dominated by the crazy rightwing blowhard buffoons, the only reason they are on radio is it's like watching a freak show! The entertainment is listening to spoon-fed talking points turds and the hearing all of the flies that call in to sniff the crap that is for dinner.

Feldagast
1 / 5 (8) May 09, 2014
I tried listening to Rachel Maddow, could only stand it for about 15 minutes before I had to turn it off. I dont really understand why MSNBC i still on the air, the people they cater too don't watch them, they are already indoctrinated and dont really need to get their current talking points from there, I think they call each other and spread what the current stance will be, like "Benghazi is a non-issue, it never happened"
ryggesogn2
1.5 / 5 (8) May 09, 2014
logical civil debate between the a liberal and rightwingnut

'Liberals' refuse to have a civil debate as is observed every day on this site.
unbiased news reporting

When did this exist? The reason Rush Limbaugh's mid-afternoon radio show , from NYC, exploded onto the airwaves and because so popular is that he had an instant audience. NO one in the 'liberal' media was speaking the truth then and it continues today.
When Fox News debuted, they were only on a few cable outlets and they soon surpassed CNN in ratings.
'Liberals' claim to be for the 'little guy', except when the 'little guy' tells the 'liberals' to bugger off giving high ratings to Fox News and other anti-'liberal' sources.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 09, 2014
"Fox News Channel's Charles Krauthammer had a different reaction: "We now have the smoking document, which is the White House saying, 'We're pushing the video because we don't want to blame it on the failure of our policies.'"

That's as spot-on as it gets. As Krauthammer notes, it was the Obama gang who politicized Benghazi, lying and stonewalling and covering up in order to protect the president in an election season.

The Obama White House's chief concern about the Benghazi attack was making sure that President Obama looked good.

These documents undermine the Obama administration's narrative that it thought the Benghazi attack had something to do with protests or an Internet video. Given the explosive material in these documents, it is no surprise that we had to go to federal court to pry them loose from the Obama State Department."
http://www.breitb...g-Points
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 09, 2014
"The State Department under Hillary Clinton fought hard against placing the al Qaeda-linked militant group Boko Haram on its official list of foreign terrorist organizations for two years. And now, lawmakers and former U.S. officials are saying that the decision may have hampered the American government's ability to confront the Nigerian group that shocked the world by abducting hundreds of innocent girls."
http://www.thedai...sts.html
Dr_toad
4 / 5 (9) May 09, 2014
I'll say this for the reactionary wingnuts: Facts _never_ get in the way of belief for you. I have a religious nut relative whose Christmas letter to us was full of misspellings and grammatical errors, but the show-stopper was their statement of pride: "We live by faith, not reason!"

Well, God help them, 'cause the rightwingers sure as hell won't. They'll screw them just as quick as they will the liberals.

And to all: If you think _any_ media outlet is unbiased, you're fools. Look up false flag.

Remember the Maine! If you can remember yesterday...
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 09, 2014
I have a religious nut relative

No socialist nuts?
Or do you include yourself on that list as most who speak and write so intolerantly of others ARE 'progressive'/'liberal'/socialist 'left wingers' who do not believe they are intolerant, biased and bigoted.
Dr_toad
3.7 / 5 (7) May 09, 2014
Nope. I'm centrist leaning toward libertarian, with a healthy dose of prejudice against parroting halfwits like you.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 09, 2014
Nope. I'm centrist leaning toward libertarian, with a healthy dose of prejudice against parroting halfwits like you.

You sound just like the intolerant socialists on this site who follow Alisky's rules for radicals.
"If you are on twitter you know that ridicule is a favorite weapon of the Left. They use it without even thinking about it. If you attempt to talk to someone on the Left, often the first response you will get is that you are stupid, ill-informed, racist, and in favor of all manner of ill will towards your fellow man."
http://alinskydef...idicule/
I don't tweet, but the 'liberals' here use insult because they can't support their socialism or whatever propaganda they push (AGWism).
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.5 / 5 (8) May 09, 2014
ryggyryggyryggy

"Benghazi was a tragedy," Hoyer said, on the terrorist attack that cost four American lives. "We've had some 13 hearings on that issue, 25,000 pages of documents, 50 briefings [and wasted millions of dollars]. This has been seriously and thoroughly investigated."

-There is nobody who doesnt think this is entirely politics. Except for you of course.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 09, 2014
The politics of Bengazi began with Obama trying to hide the truth to cover up his lies about terrorism and his failure as a leader.
The state media went right along with the lie to reelect 'dear leader'.
howhot2
4.4 / 5 (7) May 09, 2014
R2 you fool. Bengazi didn't happen when Obama tried to hide the truth. Your buddies just made the crap up the day after 4 people where killed and the "fog of war" obscured facts. That is all. Nothing needs to be investigated. You rightwinger toads just love to make shit up! Lets see; will the Bengazi mud sling stick or not? Nahh not.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 10, 2014
Bengazi didn't happen when Obama tried to hide the truth.

Yes, it did.
He began lying immediately and there was no 'fog of war'. There was a live feed from a predator drone in real time.
He knew exactly what happened, why and why he had to lie about the terrorist attack on 9/11/12 or loose the election.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 10, 2014
"Clinton did not explain why she opposed putting Boko Haram on the list of terrorist organizations in 2011 when she was Secretary of State.

A 2012 petition hosted by MoveOn.org may illuminate the rationale behind Hillary's reluctance. The goal of the petition, posted by self-proclaimed Africa expert William Minter, was to convince President Obama not to call Boko Haram a terrorist group."
http://www.breitb...st-Group
Who in the partisan media will report this failure of Clinton/Obama/Soros?
Caliban
4.1 / 5 (9) May 10, 2014
The politics of Bengazi began with Obama trying to hide the truth to cover up his lies about terrorism and his failure as a leader.
The state media went right along with the lie to reelect 'dear leader'.


The Right's response to Financial crisis, Environmental crisis, Food crisis, Rape crisis, Jobs crisis, Legislative crisis, Judicial crisis, Poverty crisis, Education crisis, Student Debt crisis, Regulatory crisis, Infrastructure crisis, Electoral crisis, etc:

Drafting and enacting new legislation and policy to address these active, growing threats?

No.

Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 10, 2014
Drafting and enacting new legislation and policy to address these active, growing threats?

No.

All your crises were engineered by the socialists so fellow travellers like Cali would bend over and take more regulations to 'solve' the latest 'crisis'.

BHO's chief of staff, mayor of the US murder capital said to never let a crises go to waste.

BTW, Cali forgot, Fast and Furious (murder of innocents), NSA (murders), IRS, VA (murders), BLM, and dozens of other 'failures' of Obama.

But they are not failures. This is precisely what Obama and his fellow socialists need, crises to size more power and deflect attention from who is responsible.
That's how Hitler seized power, engineered crisis after crisis.
Caliban
4 / 5 (8) May 10, 2014
rygsukn's response:

Socialists! Fascists! Watermelons(green on the outside, and RED on the inside)! Central Economic Planning! AbortionBabyKillers! Atheists! Taxation! EcoTerrorists! Liberal Media Bias! AntiWealth Enormous Government! OnerousOverRegulation! Obamacare! Benghazi! FreiMarketHaters! 2ndAmendmentHaters! 4thAmendmentHaters! Muslims! Homos! Hillary!
AGWBelievers! ScienceFraud! Conspiracy!

A dog-and-pony show distraction, just like:

Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Obamacare! Obamacare! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

I don't see how any rational person could fail to see the connection.

Ye shalt know them by their stench.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 10, 2014
"Let's not forget that the media became complicit and part of the Benghazi cover-up within hours of the fatal attack. Just eight weeks out from what was looking like a close election, the media immediately circled the wagons to protect the president.

Just days before, at his nominating convention, Obama had assured America that he had all but defeated al Qaeda. Then… Four Americans died at the hands of an al Qaeda franchise in a consulate compound that was pretty much left undefended, despite repeated requests for additional security and the red-circled anniversary of September 11. "
"The media only dug itself in deeper a few days later when it became obvious the White House had lied about a video being the reason for the Benghazi attack. Even "60 Minutes" joined the cover-up. It was all about the media coordinating to push Obama over the re-election finish line. "
http://www.breitb...-motives
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 10, 2014
"The media today is a trapped animal and therefore a very dangerous one. The House Select Committee has a desperate, bitter, and venomous foe to deal with … and Democrats. "
http://www.breitb...-motives

AGWites, 'liberals', socialists are most dangerous when they begin to realize they are losing power and, as we see with many replies here, lose rationality.

"• The top military intelligence official at U.S. Africa Command, whose job it was to determine responsibility for the attacks, concluded almost immediately that they were the work of al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. This view was included in a Defense Intelligence Agency assessment published two days after the attacks, on September 13, 2012."
http://www.weekly...l?page=2
PinkElephant
4.4 / 5 (7) May 10, 2014
ryggesogn2,

The answers to all of your rhetorical questions:

http://www.youtub...98Ugh1-w
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (6) May 10, 2014
"The media today is a trapped animal and therefore a very dangerous one. The House Select Committee has a desperate, bitter, and venomous foe to deal with … and Democrats. "
http://www.breitb...-motives


More Fool's Gold from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity.

Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 10, 2014
ryggesogn2,

The answers to all of your rhetorical questions:

http://www.youtub...98Ugh1-w


Now I understand. The socialists get the 'news' from 'liberal' comedians.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 10, 2014
"TV Newser reports that for the week of April 28, Fox News continued its decade-long trend of absolutely dominating its left-wing competition. For the week, Fox averaged 1.574 million primetime viewers and 955 thousand total day viewers.

In all of cable, Fox News ranked 4th in primetime (and 6th in total day), behind TNT, USA, and the History Channel.

By comparison, MSNBC ranked 26th in primetime and 29th in total day. CNN sits at an even more dismal 33rd in primetime and 27th in total day. "
http://www.breitb...to-earth
PinkElephant
4.6 / 5 (10) May 10, 2014
The socialists get the 'news' from 'liberal' comedians.
That you are incapable of distinguishing satire from 'news' isn't surprising -- considering you're equally incapable of distinguishing news from propaganda.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
"Report: Journalists Are Miserable, Liberal, Over-Educated, Under-Paid, Middle-Aged Men"
http://www.theatl.../361891/
From The Atlantic, which is not a conservative magazine.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 11, 2014
The socialists get the 'news' from 'liberal' comedians.
That you are incapable of distinguishing satire from 'news' isn't surprising -- considering you're equally incapable of distinguishing news from propaganda.

I don't have time to waste on 'liberal' comedian's satire on news.
I guess that's why there are so many low information voters.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.3 / 5 (6) May 11, 2014
BTW, Cali forgot, Fast and Furious (murder of innocents), NSA (murders), IRS, VA (murders), BLM, and dozens of other 'failures' of Obama
Lets not forget Iran contra and watergate - oh wait - those were yours weren't they?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 11, 2014
Mine?
Nixon had the integrity to resign when caught doing what the Kennedy's did to him.
To 'liberals' power is all that maters which is why Clinton wouldn't resign and why Obama won't resign for his high crimes and misdemeanors. Aided and abetted by a 'liberal' media.
Dr_toad
3.5 / 5 (6) May 11, 2014
Nixon's "integrity" was strengthened by placing certain members of the JCS under armed guard while Senator Stennis called Tricky Dick and told him the jig was up, that his coup was dead in the water.

Got any other lies, asshole?
eric_in_chicago
3.5 / 5 (6) May 11, 2014
Please stop me when I sound like an idiot...

Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!....

Ooops! Too late...
ryggesogn2
1.6 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
The chain of command is from the president to the SecDef to combat combat commanders. Doing anything to the JCS would be meaningless.
All military officers swear to support and defend the Constitution, not the president and are obligated to refuse unlawful orders.
I don' t know of Obama and is minions really understand this. So if BHO triese to order the military to do something illegal, I doubt many would follow his orders.
Nixon felt justified with the burglary considering the illegal tactics employed by Kennedy in 1960 to win.
Ends justify means?
Maybe 'liberals' should reconsider this tactic. JFK, assassinated, RFK, assassinated. Brother Ted limited to being senator and an alcoholic with an alcoholic/drug addicted son. JFK and then Johnson expanded the Vietnam War. Teddy and congress refused to support Vietnam leading to the rise of Pol Pot, the killing fields and boat people.
If the 'liberals' can do it why not Nixon? Look what happened.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
The 'liberals' must be verrry afraid of Bengazi and how quickly the 'liberals' will lose confidence with voters.
Especially when piled on to the IRS, NSA coverups and the Obamacare disaster.
"2). A great lie may be widely accepted before the truth comes to light."
http://www.quotey...oots-on/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
"I'll tell you what's BS, Mr. Tomasky: The Obama administration has misled, dissembled, and otherwise given the finger to the families of those who lost their lives that night in service to their country. I'm willing to believe that the personnel on the ground in Benghazi were terrified, confused, and hoping the cavalry was on its way to save them from terrorists seeking to kill them. We need a Special Select Committee on Benghazi to ascertain these facts and ensure that such a disaster never occurs again. We need truth, not bullsh*t, from the president and his administration, but so far, that's all they've been shoveling."
http://www.thedai...azi.html
Dr_toad
4 / 5 (8) May 11, 2014
You poor thing. No teeth of your own, so you swallow the predigested crap that Fox pukes up for you.

No mind of your own either, obviously. If you haven't noticed, Obama is just GWB reheated. They are all criminals, and you're a schmuck.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (8) May 11, 2014
""There is no doubt that abortion is the most consequential issue now determining the socioeconomic and demographic composition of the United States," said Studnicki, "and it is largely ignored by the scientific community and likely many in black leadership.""
http://www.breitb...d-States
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
"The Hill doesn't mention that in March, according to Politico:

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and IRS chief John Koskinen sparred over the pace at which the agency is shipping documents to the panel, one of several probing the matter. "Does a nonpartisan or nonpolitical agency withhold documents requested during a congressional investigation? The IRS does and did," the California Republican said, calling the pace of document production "dismal." "You've been more concerned with managing the political fallout." Issa repeated a threat to hold Koskinen in contempt of Congress if the documents are not swiftly produced to the committee.
"
http://www.breitb...tigation
Caliban
4.1 / 5 (9) May 11, 2014
"Report: Journalists Are Miserable, Liberal, Over-Educated, Under-Paid, Middle-Aged Men"

From The Atlantic, which is not a conservative magazine.


Well, this is a glaring example of rygsuckn's over-the-top wilfull disunderstanding and Promulgation of the Big Lie Doctrine.

The Atlantic? Not a conservative magazine?

Jesus wept...

If it's not outright lying, it is distortion and quote mining from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity.

All in a day's shillery for rygsuckn' and his NeoCon LibertaRandite Corporocratist running-dog toadies.

Sociopathic moron.

sentient
4.4 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
How does this relate to the distinction between scientific consensus and opinion? Scientific consensus does not guarantee correctness, but for scientific issues, it is as good as it gets; it is your best shot. As far as I know, there is generally no nonscientific approach to this class of problem that provides a closer approximation to truth; if there were, it would be the one used. So, how are we supposed to deal with nonscientific attacks on science by those who prefer other outcomes? I cannot see this issue as a difference in opinion. It is not an opinion that science provides the best tool for answering scientific questions. Our technological civilization depends on this truth. Once a contempt for expertise is developed in the society, as is pretty much the case now, I think we are walking on very thin ice.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4 / 5 (6) May 11, 2014
"Report: Journalists Are Miserable, Liberal, Over-Educated, Under-Paid, Middle-Aged Men"

From The Atlantic, which is not a conservative magazine.


Well, this is a glaring example of rygsuckn's over-the-top wilfull disunderstanding and Promulgation of the Big Lie Doctrine.

The Atlantic? Not a conservative magazine?
This is Ryggys idea of a conservative magazine.
http://www.thenew...ect=true
Jesus wept...
-and then he laughed. And then he wept again. And then he died.

He said he was coming back in a generation but that was 2k years ago. I think he's still dead.
Dr_toad
3.9 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
Once a contempt for expertise is developed in the society, as is pretty much the case now, I think we are walking on very thin ice.


That's the reason (word used advisedly), that its so much fun to respond to RigidSon the Farmer's reactions.

Ding! {drool} ☺

@GoOtto: Damn, son, my eyes!
howhot2
4.4 / 5 (7) May 11, 2014
@GoOtto: Damn, son, my eyes!
Yeah, damn Otto, that link burns retinas unless your used to it.
The R2 says;
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa...
Nothing more needs to be said. His reputation as a class 1 partisan A-hole has been established beyond any reasonable doubt, and any oversight he does will be corrupt crony BS! This is the kind of guy that will be in the same historical genre as Sen J. McCarthy, Ken Starr, and all of the other liars and snakes that abuse the American constitution and justice system.

I am just thrilled to see the tea party dips hang themselves on this phoney trial:
Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!....

Same with the IRS so called scandel BS. Your tea party turds got caught trying to screw the voters with using a disinformation campaign with phoney non-profit fronts, and you want the IRS to break it's rules to allow this crap as a social welfare? republicans they cheat lie steal.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (7) May 12, 2014
IRS so called scandel

So why did the IRS commissioner plead the fifth amendment when asked tough questions?
The wheels are coming off Obama's hope and change bus and the 'liberals' are afraid.
The truth will set you free.

""On behalf of True the Vote, we filed a complaint against Rep. Cummings on February 6 with the Office of Congressional Ethics asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Cummings or any member of his staff had played any role in getting any of the agencies that went after Catherine Engelbrecht and her family after she became involved with True the Vote. Two IRS audits about the business, her personal tax returns, two visits from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a surprise visit from OSHA, seven visits from the FBI."
http://dailycalle...r-video/
"First they came for the communists..."
Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (3) May 12, 2014
Jesus wept... -and then he laughed. And then he wept again. And then he died.

He said he was coming back in a generation but that was 2k years ago. I think he's still dead.

It was metaphor. What was returning was the info of the Universe he was aware of.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.3 / 5 (4) May 12, 2014
It was metaphor
I see. So what other metaphors can we find in the bible? Was the cross a metaphor for tree, a convenient way of incorporating a popular pagan symbol into this catchall religion? Were the miracles all metaphors for Jesus's uncommon but wholly-mortal chutzpah? Was the resurrection itself a metaphor for 'well he'll soon return in book form'?

Were the 10 commandments, the exodus, and Solomon's temple all metaphors as well? And where exactly is mt Sinai? Who gets to decide what is metaphor and what is not? Is this only done when an obvious bible prediction fails to play out, or is there some other more obvious and reliable way of telling metaphor from fact?

"Christian Apologetics is a field of Christian theology which aims to present a rational basis for the Christian faith, defending the faith against objections."

-which is only ever easy when addressing irrational individuals.

The book SAYS what it SAYS. READ IT.

Sorry, I digress. Carry on.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4 / 5 (4) May 12, 2014
Yeah, damn Otto, that link burns retinas unless your used to it
"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice."
John birch
Josef Goebbels
Joseph kony
Abubakar Shekau
(or somebody)
JamesWebbsSpaceScope
5 / 5 (5) May 12, 2014
People like riggidson risk our very future as a species.

I bet riggidson thinks minimum wage is fine at poverty levels, and I bet he thinks that there is a 0% chance that we are ruining our planet with fossil fuels. You can't say both sides are silly, if only one side is going to get us all killed with a c02 level of over 500ppm.

In the the end, the stupid people won the stupid game they made us all play.

I hope someone invents a tech that can pull c02 out the atmosphere and make carbon nanotubes or something.

Since the greed heads and idiots have already won, humanity needs a "deus ex machina" just to bail out our collective asses.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 12, 2014
Jimmy, what Utopian system of wealth redistribution has led to the liberty and prosperity of human individuals?
But the likes of Jimmy don't care about the individual human being, only 'humanity'. What does he care if some individuals must be sacrificed, (as long as Jimmy is not the one,right?)?
Dr_toad
3.7 / 5 (6) May 12, 2014
Maybe you'll step up. It's probably safe, since you're a piss-poor sacrifice. Sort of like giving up hemorrhoids for Lent.
hermes_the_goat
4.3 / 5 (3) May 12, 2014
Oh, another article about how "neutral" news sources are superior to those partisan sources. Does anyone still believe those news sources are neutral? COme on, everyone knows they are hardly neutral when it comes to their bottom line (i.e. their advertisers), or when the government issues a statement (particularly regarding foreign policy).

And everyone knows that presenting both sides of an issue is hardly "neutral". If these news sources delivered just the facts then they could be considered neutral. But as it stands they give both sides equal weight. One side could be outright lying and it would still be given as much weight as one sticking to just the facts (and this is often the case in politics because politicians know the "neutral" news will give both sides equal weight and they can use it to their advantage). So in its very own way the "neutral" news can, and often does, give weight to outright falsehoods, in its deaf, dumb and blind pursuit of balance.
howhot2
4.2 / 5 (5) May 13, 2014
The most bogus @R2 says;
So why did the IRS commissioner plead the fifth amendment when asked tough questions?
Here, let me make it real clear to you; Chairman Darrell Issa...Nothing more needs to be said. His reputation as a class 1 PARTISAN A-HOLE has been well established beyond any reasonable doubt. He already found her in Contempt (illegally) and Obama will pardon her because the whole IRS thing is a sham. Your side just got caught doing what it shouldn't be doing. ie; trying to get a tax exempt non-profit status for a political hack job site.

There is a cold place in a corrupt hell for you guys.


ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 13, 2014
Issa is a US member of Congress who swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution.
Congress is a co-equal branch of the govt and the IRS falls under the jurisdiction of Congress, Issa's committee.
Issa is doing his job, unlike Harry Ried or Obama.
political hack job site

So you agree Media Matters and all left wing organizations should loose their tax exempt status?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 13, 2014
'Liberals' here seem to worship the laws of nature, when they suit them, but abhor and despise civil laws that protect the individual's rights liberty attacking those who support and defend those laws.
The bottom line apparent, 'liberals' seek power to control the lives of others.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 13, 2014
Another reason why 'liberals' hate free markets, they lose.
"The AP loves what Rogers has to say every bit as much as the Times, but Cumulus investors might want to start thinking about the definition of insanity.

Cumulus has already tried to topple Rush with Mike Huckabee, who didn't last two years, and Geraldo Rivera, who lost his national syndication deal last year.

The result has been nothing less than a ratings nosedive.

Apparently Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey thinks trying it again, this time with a host who has nowhere near the name recognition of a Huckabee or Rivera, can bring about a new result. "
http://www.breitb...-wingers
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 13, 2014
"The timeline of the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups reveals nothing less than a scandal. It is a scandal that blew into public view a year ago this week and about which the press has been far from curious."
"In March 2010, employees in the IRS branch office tasked with reviewing applications for tax-exempt status were instructed to give special scrutiny to certain applications for 501(c)(4) status, later memorialized in a "Be on the Look Out" (BOLO) list of targeted terms. Over the next two years, the IRS slow-walked the applications of many such groups, limiting their ability to participate in the 2010 and 2012 political campaigns."
"fair-minded Americans of both parties should agree that a thorough investigation needs to be undertaken to either debunk them or confirm them."
http://www.usatod...8968317/
JohnGee
4.3 / 5 (6) May 13, 2014
I knew one of the people that died in Benghazi. He spent his free time making fun of right wingers. He'd be appalled to know they are taking advantage of his mother.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (6) May 14, 2014
"She insisted that she was repeatedly lied to by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who all immediately blamed the attack on the spontaneous demonstrations arising in response to a YouTube video.

"I was told a few things and they were all lies," Smith said. "Obama, and Hillary, and Panetta, and Susan [Rice] all came up to me at the casket ceremony – every one of them came up to me, gave me a big hug – and I asked them what happened.""
""And every one of them says, 'it was the video,' and we all know that it wasn't the video," she continued. "Even at that time, they knew it wasn't the video."

"So, they all lied to me," Smith continued.

"I don't count," she added. "People of America don't count. The only thing that counts is their own selves and their own jobs."

Watch the clip below via C-SPAN:"
http://www.mediai...mom-obam
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 14, 2014
""Karen gets very worked up whenever conservative outlets want to do interviews," wrote Jeffrey Lancashire, a spokesman for the National Center of Health Statistics, a part of the CDC, in an email to Cynthia Ogden, the lead scientist on the study.

Lancashire was referring to Karen Hunter, a senior press officer at the federal agency.

"But that has caused us trouble in the past," Lancashire continued, "because it raises unnecessary flags as to why we're doing some interviews but not others.""
http://dailycalle...vatives/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 14, 2014
"Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC. The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations. The IRS' emails by Lois Lerner detail her misleading explanations to investigators about the targeting of Tea Party organizations."
http://www.judici...rgeting/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 15, 2014
"In response to A new chapter in the IRS scandal begins:

The media will be all over these new developments as soon as they're through defending Hillary Clinton from those dastardly Rovian attacks on her mental well-being.

According to Newsbusters, the networks devoted "a total of 11 minutes (ABC: 4 minutes,19 seconds; CBS: 4 minutes, 19 seconds; NBC: 4 minutes, 8 seconds) to defending Hillary Clinton from Republican attacks on their Wednesday evening and Thursday morning shows."

So far they have spent a total of 0 seconds on the bombshell emails."
http://www.breitb...l-Emails
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 15, 2014
"Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences."
http://www.usatod...9098133/
supamark23
5 / 5 (4) May 15, 2014
"The media today is a trapped animal and therefore a very dangerous one. The House Select Committee has a desperate, bitter, and venomous foe to deal with … and Democrats. "
http://www.breitb...-motives


wait, you actually posted a link to breitbart as if it were factual? bahahahahahahaha, glad that a-hole is dead.
supamark23
5 / 5 (3) May 15, 2014
"Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences."
http://www.usatod...9098133/


Lol at people who think the 1st Amendment protects you from the consequences of what you say. Yes, you are free to say just about anything you want... but others are also free to fire your ass for it or otherwise ridicule you for your stupidity. Right to work, that's a conservative principle, correct? The viewership of HGTV is mostly women and gays, so if you want a show on that network it's best not to anger the viewer base or you'll be shown the door just like at any other network. How much you wanna bet that if a fox news talking head came out as gay he'd be fired right away (and ridiculed on air)?
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 15, 2014
"He actually stated that both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times "are not liberal in their coverage. There's such a system in place to keep politics from seeping into the pages of papers."

So will Baquet be an upgrade from Abramson? If his past words and actions are any indicator, he'll just be more of the same. And the Times will continue its slow descent into irrelevance."
http://www.breitb...T-Baquet
Another reason why 'liberals' hate competition. They lose.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 15, 2014
How much you wanna bet that if a fox news talking head came out as gay he'd be fired right away

Million bucks.
Tammy Bruce is a regular on Fox News.
http://www.foxnew...o/#s=a-d

http://tammybruce.com/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 16, 2014
"After an uproar from conservative customers, SunTrust Banks announced Friday afternoon that the decision to end its relationship with real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham had been reversed.

Earlier Friday, The Daily Caller reported that SunTrust Banks had pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers' bank-owned property business.

The move came just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home renovation show hosted by the Benhams because of their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage.

Read more: http://dailycalle...1usHwoT6
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (6) May 16, 2014

"After an uproar from conservative customers, SunTrust Banks announced Friday afternoon that the decision to end its relationship with real estate entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham had been reversed.

Earlier Friday, The Daily Caller reported that SunTrust Banks had pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers' bank-owned property business.

The move came just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home renovation show hosted by the Benhams because of their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage.

Read more: http://dailycalle...1usHwoT6


Rygsuckn' digs deep for more Fool's Gold from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity.

The contents of the Vault --much like rygsuckn's stupidiosity-- appears to be virtually inexhaustible.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 18, 2014

"Congress is supposed to provide oversight, the voters are supposed to provide oversight, and you (press) are supposed to provide oversight. That's why you have special liberties, and that's why you have special protections. I am not surprised that the president of the United States called this a phony scandal. I'm not surprised Secretary Clinton asked, "What difference does it make?" I'm not even surprised that Jay Carney said Benghazi happened a long time ago. I'm just surprised at how many people bought it."
http://www.realcl...azi.html
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (6) May 18, 2014
http://www.realcl...azi.html

The media spends far too much time churning this non-issue dog&pony show, which is precisely the point. Generate distraction with smoke'n'mirrors, and meanwhile, the astonished showgoers don't notice that the theater is on fire in the middle of an earthquake and floodwaters are already lapping at the footlights.

You'll have to dig even deeper still into the ore of Fool's Gold from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 18, 2014
non-issue dog&pony show,


This is how socialists treat their employees when they are murdered.
They don't care and try to cover up their pathetic behavior.
All the while shipping weapons to factions in Syria who are using poison gas.
Poison gas, another 'red line' pathetic response by the Obama regime.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 18, 2014
"Since its founding in 2002 with assistance from Osama bin Laden, Boko Haram — sometimes called the Nigerian Taliban — has murdered thousands of innocent people, burned hundreds of churches and schools. But it wasn't until last week senior Obama administration officials appeared to notice its evildoing."
"We don't have daily assaults by extremist Muslims on churches in the U.S.," she said.

If the scales finally have fallen from the administration's eyes, better late than never.

Boko Haram burned at least 50 schools, killed or wounded 70 teachers and more than 100 students in 2012 and 2013, Amnesty International said in a report last October.

In February, Boko Haram killed 59 boys aged 11 to 18 in a boarding school in Buni Yadi, slitting their throats or burning them alive.

Most Americans were unaware of these atrocities, because they drew little attention from our news media."
http://www.realcl...22669.ht
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 18, 2014
"Hashtag diplomacy "is an exercise in self esteem," which has no effect on events in the real world, said columnist George Will.

Which is why it suffices for most liberals, for whom feeling good about themselves is what's most important. Terrorists may not follow Twitter, but other liberals do. If their friends notice their expressions of concern, their symbolic protest, it doesn't matter very much if those girls get sold into slavery or not."

Read more: http://www.realcl...27Gl0xKD
Follow us: @RCP_Articles on Twitter

'Hash tag diplomacy an exercise in self-esteem for 'liberals'.
That explain why the 'liberals' here care so much about the rankings, their self-esteem needs to be stroked.
Caliban
3 / 5 (4) May 18, 2014
non-issue dog&pony show,


This is how socialists treat their employees when they are murdered.
They don't care and try to cover up their pathetic behavior.
All the while shipping weapons to factions in Syria who are using poison gas.
Poison gas, another 'red line' pathetic response by the Obama regime.


Hmmm.... there is so much to detest in what you said there, that it is hard to know where to begin.

Probably best to say that no depth of vileness is left unemptied by you in promulgating your diseased ideology, and one can only hope that --in the end-- you are served, yourself, in just such fashion as you would serve others.

If it were left up to me, you would be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail, with the Mark of Cain in your forehead.

Luckily for you, those are just my own personal thoughts.

Moron.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 20, 2014
"The nation shouldn't be debating the nation's health-care system or the successful jihadi attack in Benghazi in 2012, President Barack Obama complained at a May 19 fundraiser in Maryland."
"Obama's effort to change the subject came a few hours after a survey by a friendly political media site showed that only 39 percent of respondents agreed that "the debate on Obamacare should be over," as Obama insists."
http://dailycalle...enghazi/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 20, 2014
"Yet, ten Manhattan Projects' worth of expenditure down the line, and we still can't persuade more than a tiny fraction of the population of the urgent need to give up hot showers, iced water, air conditioning, air travel, car travel, warmth, comfort, prosperity, job prospects and economic growth in order to combat the unproven theoretical risk that slight increases in the trace gas CO2 may one day cause the planet to warm by a couple of degrees...

I wonder why that might be."
http://www.breitb...-History
Caliban
3 / 5 (4) May 20, 2014
"Yet, ten Manhattan Projects' worth of expenditure down the line, and we still can't persuade more than a tiny fraction of the population of the urgent need to give up hot showers, iced water, air conditioning, air travel, car travel, warmth, comfort, prosperity, job prospects and economic growth in order to combat the unproven theoretical risk that slight increases in the trace gas CO2 may one day cause the planet to warm by a couple of degrees...

I wonder why that might be."
http://www.breitb...-History


Not a single atom of science.

What we wonder is how it can be that you are able to remember to breathe.

It's not a question, at this point, of IF your mother dropped you upon your pointy troll head, but HOW MANY TIMES.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 20, 2014
Not a single atom of science.

Yes, but it's science the AGWites must deny, the failure of their PR campaign and money wasted on the media to push their propaganda.
No wonder the media is partisan. They are well paid by the AGWite propagandists.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 20, 2014
"Canadian geneticist David Suzuki urged Western governments to lock up politicians who question man-made climate change, telling PBS' Bill Moyers "our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness!"

Read more: http://dailycalle...2IvDDfV0

More good news.
AGWites are becoming desperate, and unfortunately, dangerous.

The state will do anything it can to get its way:

"The new website describes Operation Choke Point as "a U.S. government program responsible for ending banking relationships with private-sector companies and their customers."

Industry advocates say DOJ has instructed banks that targeted sectors, including gun stores, are "high risk," leaving the banks liable for stricter financial regulations. "
http://www.breitb...ke-Point
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 20, 2014
"Canadian geneticist David Suzuki urged Western governments to lock up politicians who question man-made climate change, telling PBS' Bill Moyers "our politicians should be thrown in the slammer for willful blindness!"


I can understand his anger.


More good news.
AGWites are becoming desperate, and unfortunately, dangerous.

The state will do anything it can to get its way:

"The new website describes Operation Choke Point as "a U.S. government program responsible for ending banking relationships with private-sector companies and their customers."

Industry advocates say DOJ has instructed banks that targeted sectors, including gun stores, are "high risk," leaving the banks liable for stricter financial regulations. "
http://www.breitb...ke-Poin


Does this include Walmart? The gubberment is gonna stop me from buying a gun at Walmart because of climate Change? That IS messed up!!!

Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 23, 2014
""I was asked why don't you talk about race," Carson said. "I said it's because I'm a neurosurgeon. When I take someone to the operating room and I shave their head and I open the scalp and take off bone flap, I am then operating on the thing that makes that person who they are. The skin has very little with who that person is. And it's something that we have just allowed to define us and it really has very little to do with who a person is." "
http://www.breitb...-on-Race
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 24, 2014
"On May 23, the left's favorite new socialist-themed economics book was criticized in one of the world's leading business newspapers. This sharp criticism caused both The New York Times and The Washington Post to rush to defend the book and criticize the criticism. "
"A new critique by the Financial Times of Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century, insists that the author's findings are "undercut by errors"--mistakes in his spreadsheets that skew the results toward supporting his thesis.

This criticism has alarmed the left, as Piketty's book is their favorite new endorsement of confiscatory taxation, socialist economic policy, and an exposition on the efficacy of massive growth in the power of government. "
http://www.breitb...ics-Book
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 25, 2014
"In an inaugural video about his anti-super PAC super PAC, the left-leaning Lessig swears he totally doesn't have an agenda except that he detests "a healthcare system that costs too much and does too little" and he believes "climate change remains totally unaddressed." Except that. And a bunch of other stuff.

Much like Lessig, Lessig complains, "politicians still spend endless time raising money."

He is also bothered by the fact that politicians raise money "from the tiniest fraction of the 'one percent.'"

Lessig then announces that he will match small monetary donations from regular people with a few huge contributions from ultra-wealthy supporters he refuses to name.

"Yes, we want to spend big money to end the influence of big money," Lessig says in the video. "Ironic, I get it, but embrace the irony."

Read more: http://dailycalle...2k4CeFgV
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) May 25, 2014
"The Tea Party's outrage over the government's bank bailouts served as a flashpoint for the movement's genesis. Despite recent Tea Party primary defeats, the banking sector worries the movement could cause headaches moving forward. "
http://www.breitb...-Defeats

It's interesting that some here attack the 'banksters' AND attack tea parties.
'Liberalism' is a mental disorder.
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 25, 2014
"The Tea Party's outrage over the government's bank bailouts served as a flashpoint for the movement's genesis.[...]rnment/2014/05/25/Big-Banks-Celebrate-Tea-Party-Defeats

It's interesting that some here attack the 'banksters' AND attack tea parties.
'Liberalism' is a mental disorder.


Quite the opposite, marjon.

You actually meant to identify Neo Liberalism as a mental disorder.

A Liberal is quite right to despise "banksters" and "tea partiers" equally, as they both worship and serve the same Neo Liberal god, Mammon.
Added to the same list as "banksters" and "tea partiers", incidentally, are Neo Cons, Fascists, LibertaRandites, Freimarket capitalists, and all stripes of Corporocraticists, Plutocraticists, and Oligarchists.

Since you are a card-carrying member of most --and a willing servant of all-- of these heinous, antilife organizational "philosophies", any and all people possessing any degree of rationality or Liberalism may properly despise and ridicule you.

Moron
ryggesogn2
1.6 / 5 (7) May 25, 2014
Yep, 'liberalism' is a mental disorder.
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 25, 2014
Yep, 'liberalism' is a mental disorder.


Yes, and repeating oneself over and over is generally regarded as a result of brain damage. In your case sustained by your having been dropped upon your tiny, lumpy, troll-head.

Repeatedly.
ryggesogn2
1.7 / 5 (6) May 26, 2014
Yes, and repeating oneself over and over is generally regarded as a result of brain damage.

LIke this:

"Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!...

Read more at: http://phys.org/n...html#jCp
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) May 26, 2014
"We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act in Benghazi. And make no mistake, justice will be done." That was the President of the United States over a year ago. "We're investigating exactly what happened, but my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice." That was the President of the United States over a year ago."

"Gowdy points out that that both of Obama's promises are broken as no one has been brought to justice, explaining that the Obama regime has prohibited witnesses from testifying about Benghazi. "No one has been brought to justice. We don't even have access to witnesses," Gowdy said. "
"I'm not surprised that the President of the United States called this a phony scandal. I'm not surprised that Secretary Clinton would ask what difference does it make. I'm not even surprised that Jay Carney said it happened a long time ago. I'm just surprised at how many people bought it. "
http://www.tpnn.c...ey-gowdy
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 26, 2014
"We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act in Benghazi. And... Benghazi.

"I'm not surprised that the President of the United States called this a phony scandal. I'm not surprised that Secretary Clinton would ask what difference does it make. I'm not even surprised


And I'm not surprised that, again, it's no surprise that that's the best you can do, suffering, as you do, from the repeated droppings upon your tiny, lumpy, troll head.

More pathetic, still, is the fact that -even when setting yourself such a simplistic, blindered, tunnel-visioned, monomaniac task- you can't even remember the rest of your trollcall:

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 27, 2014
"CBS president and CEO Les Moonves said that it is "inaccurate" to claim that his network has a conflict of interest arising from the sibling relationship between CBS News president David Rhodes and Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who edited the administration's Benghazi talking points to focus on a YouTube video."
"Other networks figuring out how to cover the Benghazi scandal also have close ties to the Obama administration. ABC senior correspondent Claire Shipman is married to White House press secretary Jay Carney and ABC president Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama special adviser Elizabeth Sherwood. CNN president Virginia Mosely is married to Tom Nides, who served as a deputy secretary of state under Hillary Clinton at the State Department during the Benghazi terrorist attack. Nides resigned from the Obama administration in 2013."
http://dailycalle...rothers/
barakn
4 / 5 (4) May 27, 2014
And they all know Kevin Bacon.
ryggesogn2
2 / 5 (4) May 27, 2014
"PBS said the interviews they conducted provide proof that the United States has been providing aid to the Syrian opposition forces for the past three years. Not only that, but recently the US has expanded the initiative significantly."
http://www.breitb...position
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 27, 2014
"PBS said the interviews they conducted provide proof that the United States has been providing aid to the Syrian opposition forces for the past three years. Not only that, but recently the US has expanded the initiative significantly."
http://www.breitb...position


But you forgot the main thing:

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Moron.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 28, 2014
"The department said the security situation in Libya "remains unpredictable and unstable," with crime levels high in many parts the country. It added that various groups also have called for attacks against U.S. citizens and U.S. interests in Libya.

"U.S. citizens currently in Libya should exercise extreme caution and depart immediately," the department said in a statement.

The department in December warned U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Tripoli, and against any travel outside the Libyan capital.

Since then a renegade Libyan general has launched a military offensive against Islamists and their allied militias in Libya, which has been plagued by lawlessness since the death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011."
http://www.breitb...ve-Libya
Why did Obama want to kill Gadahfi? He was contained, gave up his nukes and was keeping the Islamists in check.
Islamists murder US citizens and Obama doesn't care. Why?
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 28, 2014


Since then a renegade Libyan general has launched a military offensive against Islamists and their allied militias in Libya, which has been plagued by lawlessness since the death of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011."
http://www.breitb...ve-Libya
Why did Obama want to kill Gadahfi? He was contained, gave up his nukes and was keeping the Islamists in check.
Islamists murder US citizens and Obama doesn't care. Why?


Because:

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Moron.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 28, 2014
"The NYT writer, reporting on the events unfolding in Libya eight days after Breitbart (which is approximately equivalent to an eternity in the 24-hour news cycle), said of the recent events:

Forget the endless obsession with assigning blame for the attack in 2012 on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi. The United States has another large problem on its hands right now in Libya. Khalifa Hifter, a former Libyan general who is now an American citizen, is mounting what could be a de facto coup, with far-reaching consequences for Libya and the United States.

Shockingly, Chorin sees the offensive to counter the Islamists running Libya as a serious problem for the United States's interests. Rationalizing Chorin's sentiments may become difficult after realizing that Haftar, after all, is fighting groups that are so dangerous their affiliates have been designated as terrorist groups both in Muslim-majority states Egypt and Saudi Arabia."
http://www.breitb...ce/2014/
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (6) May 28, 2014
"The NYT writer, reporting on the events unfolding in Libya eight days after Breitbart (which is approximately equivalent to an eternity in the 24-hour news cycle), said of the recent events:
[...]
Shockingly, Chorin sees the offensive to counter the Islamists running Libya as a serious problem for the United States's interests. Rationalizing Chorin's sentiments may become difficult after realizing that Haftar, after all, is fighting groups that are so dangerous their affiliates have been designated as terrorist groups both in Muslim-majority states Egypt and Saudi Arabia."
http://www.breitb...-Peace/2


But it could never be a bigger problem than:

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Captain Stumpy
3.7 / 5 (6) May 29, 2014
"The NYT writer, reporting on the events unfolding in Libya eight days after Breitbart (which is approximately equivalent to an eternity in the 24-hour news cycle), said of the recent events:

Forget the endless obsession with assigning blame for the attack in 2012 on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi. The United States has another large problem on its hands right now...
that's ABSOLUTELY RIGHT...
I mean... if we don't do SOMETHING RIGHT NOW about https://www.youtu...Qp-q1Y1s , we could all be dead in a year!
Please spread the word, Rygg... we all know how you like relevant articles!
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 29, 2014
" "You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents' dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They're way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power."

"I'm not seeing tough questions asked on American television," he added later. "I'm not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It's like a club. We are not asking the tough questions.""
http://www.mediai...-a-club/
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 29, 2014
" "You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power. They laugh with them. They go to the [White House] correspondents' dinner with them. They have lunch together. They marry each other. They're way too close to each other. I think as journalists we have to keep our distance from power."

"I'm not seeing tough questions asked on American television," he added later. "I'm not seeing those correspondents that would question those in power. It's like a club. We are not asking the tough questions.""
http://www.mediai...-a-club/


That's right, rygsuckn' -there simply isn't enough

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ryggesogn2
2 / 5 (4) May 31, 2014
"Media outlets work overtime to spin bad economic data"
When the media aren't ignoring bad economic news to protect Obama, they're spinning it into good news."

- Brent Baker, Media Research Center
http://www.foxnew...ic-data/
Caliban
3 / 5 (4) May 31, 2014
"Media outlets work overtime to spin bad economic data"
When the media aren't ignoring bad economic news to protect Obama, they're spinning it into good news."

- Brent Baker, Media Research Center
http://www.foxnew...ic-data/


That they spend any time on that topic at all is, of itself, astonishing, because we all know that the only issue of any importance whatsoever is

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) May 31, 2014
"Todd led off pointing out the similarities between the president's response to the VA waiting lists scandal and to previous scandals.

"The president in explaining the problems of the VA seemed to sound a familiar theme that he did during the HHS situation, that he did during the GAO issue, which he did during the IRS, which is that its a systemic bureaucratic issue, out-dated technology in one case," Todd said. "In another case its people that didnt, there wasn't enough manpower over here, in another case its middle management not getting the issue up to the top."

"Is there now a concern that essentially if there was any department that we all spent ten days scrutinizing, we'd find out it was just as mismanaged, just as bureaucratically a mess?

Read more: http://dailycalle...3JsBaWbp
Caliban
3.4 / 5 (5) May 31, 2014
"Todd led off pointing out the similarities between the president's response to the VA waiting lists scandal and to previous scandals.
[...]
"Is there now a concern that essentially if there was any department that we all spent ten days scrutinizing, we'd find out it was just as mismanaged, just as bureaucratically a mess?


And that's the straight dope from The Daily Caller, courtesy of PHYSorg's most recognisable spotty-bottomed troll, rygsuckn'.

But really, just so much blogological hyperventilation, since every good spotty-bottmed troll knows that America's Veterans got paid to do a job, and now they're on their own --tough luck, Vets.

rygsuckn' just passed up another perfectly good opportunity to shriek

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Jun 01, 2014
"Washington Post writer Bob Woodward said Sunday that he doesn't believe Hillary Clinton when she says the Benghazi investigation is all about politics, claiming there are still "serious, unanswered questions about this.""
"The veteran Post reporter also knocked Clinton and Obama's continuing response to the Benghazi investigation, claiming it's not all about partisan politics. "There are facts," he asserted. "There is neutral inquiry. And there is a way to look at this and get that information and see if there is new information."

Read more: http://dailycalle...3PPxVSYF
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Jun 01, 2014
"President Obama lost his cool with Alexis Simendinger, a reporter with Real Clear Politics, when she asked him about reports of the US sending people in to help train the rebels in Syria. He responded to her question with a glare and then saying "I'm sorry, we're doing a science fair- c'mon, c'mon," before he stomped off like some kind of petulant child.
Read more at http://minutemenn...wH4jM.99
Caliban
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 02, 2014
"President Obama lost his cool with Alexis Simendinger, a reporter with Real Clear Politics, when she asked him about reports of the US sending people in to help train the rebels in Syria. He responded to her question with a glare and then saying "I'm sorry, we're doing a science fair- c'mon, c'mon," before he stomped off like some kind of petulant child.
Read more at http://minutemenn...wH4jM.99


Science Fair -Science Schmair!

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jun 05, 2014
"The Obama administration's trade of five highly dangerous Taliban prisoners for probable Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl seems to have finally awoken parts of the American media from their six-year slumber. MSNBC's Chris Matthews thrill is gone, NBC's Andrea Mitchell is actually asking the White House tough questions and CNN's Candy Crowley wants to know if the the president negotiated with terrorists.

But despite what looks like a dramatic shift in how American journalists cover this White House (at least on foreign policy), there will always be holdouts — reporters content to bury their heads in the sand and pretend all is well, even as their narrative of a competent and careful presidency crumbles around them.

Read more: http://dailycalle...3oYgIjh6
Caliban
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 05, 2014

But despite what looks like a dramatic shift in how American journalists cover this White House (at least on foreign policy), there will always be holdouts — reporters content to bury their heads in the sand and pretend all is well, even as their narrative of a competent and careful presidency crumbles around them.

Read more: http://dailycalle...3oYgIjh6


A real pity, too, --and The Daily Caller's outrage is justified-- because they are missing yet another prime opportunity to screech

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jun 06, 2014
"Asked whether the Taliban would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others, a commander laughed. "Definitely.""
http://time.com/2...captors/
Caliban
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 06, 2014
"Asked whether the Taliban would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others, a commander laughed. "Definitely.""
http://time.com/2...captors/


...and pausing only to draw a breathe before returning to his war-whoop of

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jun 16, 2014
"MSNBC host Joy Reid was determined to have the Daily Beast's Eli Lake admit the chaos in Iraq is entirely the fault of the Bush administration.

But the national security reporter refused to bite during his appearance on "The Reid Report" Monday, instead arguing that such a line of reasoning is "a way for progressives to avoid some of the hard questions about the policy of a Democratic president, right now, on Iraq.""
http://dailycalle...s-fault/
Vietvet
3.7 / 5 (3) Jun 16, 2014
"MSNBC host Joy Reid was determined to have the Daily Beast's Eli Lake admit the chaos in Iraq is entirely the fault of the Bush administration.

But the national security reporter refused to bite during his appearance on "The Reid Report" Monday, instead arguing that such a line of reasoning is "a way for progressives to avoid some of the hard questions about the policy of a Democratic president, right now, on Iraq.""
http://dailycalle...s-fault/


Totally off topic and reported.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jun 16, 2014
Of course it is on topic.
Just another example of partisan media attempting to drive wedges.
What is not on topic is the noise from Cali and others.
Please keep up the irrational responses to on-topic posts.
howhot2
3.7 / 5 (6) Jun 17, 2014
You know @R2, there is nothing more partisan than a republican. Republicans would never drive a wedge issue or do everything they can to destroy american society and culture with attacks on science, environment, job creation, and anything that benefits common Americans. NOT!

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Boot licker.
Vietvet
4 / 5 (4) Jun 17, 2014
"MSNBC host Joy Reid was determined to have the Daily Beast's Eli Lake admit the chaos in Iraq is entirely the fault of the Bush administration.

But the national security reporter refused to bite during his appearance on "The Reid Report" Monday, instead arguing that such a line of reasoning is "a way for progressives to avoid some of the hard questions about the policy of a Democratic president, right now, on Iraq.""
http://dailycalle...s-fault/


Watch the video rggy. Reid asked questions and Lake answered them. She wasn't determined for Lake to blame all the chaos on Bush. Watch the video again and ignore the spin by the right wing propaganda site.
Captain Stumpy
3.4 / 5 (5) Jun 17, 2014
@Vietvet
@Howhot2
you are both talking to a wall. Rygg has made up her mind, and she does NOT comprehend the actual science ... proven by her comments here... read how she believes she falsified the model in reply to Thermo: http://phys.org/n...firstCmt

SHE LITERALLY DOES NOT COMPREHEND SCIENCE!

WARNING: don't drink before you read this, you'll likely spit your drink all over the place laughing your butt off.
Vietvet
4 / 5 (4) Jun 17, 2014
@Vietvet
@Howhot2
you are both talking to a wall. Rygg has made up her mind, and she does NOT comprehend the actual science ... proven by her comments here... read how she believes she falsified the model in reply to Thermo: http://phys.org/n...firstCmt

SHE LITERALLY DOES NOT COMPREHEND SCIENCE!

WARNING: don't drink before you read this, you'll likely spit your drink all over the place laughing your butt off.


I did laugh my but off but thankfully I wasn't drinking anything.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (5) Jun 20, 2014
"According to Gallup's annual survey of numerous American institutions, the number of people who say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot of faith" in newspapers sits at 22%, which ties a record low set in 2007. "
"Television news is in even worse shape. Just last year, 23% of those surveyed had faith in television news. In a single year that number has plummeted to just 18%, a new low. The previous record low was 21% in 2007. "
"In contrast, Gallup found much higher levels of public confidence in institutions that are often criticized by the press: the military (74%), small business (62%), the police (53%), and the church or organized religion (45%)."
http://www.breitb...d%20lows
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Jun 24, 2014
"On Monday's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Mark Halperin said out loud what every fair-minded person has known for over a year now, "I think with a different administration, one that was a Republican administration, this story (IRS) would be a national obsession, and, instead, it's getting coverage here and a few other places. But it deserves a lot more questions." "
http://www.breitb...bias-irs
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Jun 27, 2014
""[W]e were wrong," the editorial page notes,"We said things couldn't get much worse after the sub par presidency of George W. Bush. But, President Barack Obama's administration has us yearning for the good ol' days when we were at least winning battles in Iraq.""
http://www.breitb...han-bush
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (4) Jun 28, 2014
"By saying what other people say, Todd dodges having to inform his viewers that the facts are quite simple: Conservative groups were singled out for harassment by the IRS and therefore -- whether you agree with the law or not -- the "question at hand" is how high does the corruption go that allowed this to happen?

Todd then asks a rhetorical question: Are the any "real victims" in the IRS scandal. And the answer he's obviously attempting to convey to his audience is a big fat no.

Again this is a lie of omission. It is not a subjective opinion that when the federal government, especially in the form of the IRS, clamps down on one political group over another, the victim is not just our free and fair democracy, it is every person and group singled out to a point where their civil right of free expression was suppressed."
http://www.breitb...-the-irs
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (3) Jun 29, 2014
"By saying what other people say, Todd dodges having to inform his viewers that the facts are quite simple: Conservative groups were singled out for harassment by the IRS and therefore -- whether you agree with the [...], the victim is not just our free and fair democracy, it is every person and group singled out to a point where their civil right of free expression was suppressed."
http://www.breitb...-the-irs


So, what's that --four consecutive posts comprising about 3500 quotemined characters of
Fool's Gold from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity?

It's amusing to watch rygsuckn' trolling about, trying to sneakpost a last word, when we all know that what he only and truly aches to holler is:

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2014
"A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say."
"The sources say security forces called themselves the "Brown Shirts."

"It was a very submissive atmosphere," the counselor said. "Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.""
http://www.foxnew...-arrest/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2014
"Media Silent on Allegations that Cochran Campaign Engaged in Cash-For-Votes Scheme"
http://www.breitb...s-Scheme
"True The Vote Sues MS Secretary of State, GOP over Cochran's Alleged Voter Fraud"
http://www.breitb...er-Fraud
Caliban
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2014
"A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say."
"The sources say security forces called themselves the "Brown Shirts."

"It was a very submissive atmosphere," the counselor said. "Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.""
http://www.foxnew...-arrest/

"Media Silent on Allegations that Cochran Campaign Engaged in Cash-For-Votes Scheme"
http://www.breitb...s-Scheme
"True The Vote Sues MS Secretary of State, GOP over Cochran's Alleged Voter Fraud"
http://www.breitb...er-Fraud


huh?

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Whydening Gyre
5 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2014
This article (and it's corresponding commentary) seems a pretty good example of how a wedge can be driven...
howhot2
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2014
Conservative election integrity. Nuff said. Oh and Benghazi!
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 02, 2014
Socialists here should remember the warning of Pastor Niemoller.
The law protects everyone, equally, or no one.
Voter fraud is the only way most 'liberals' can be elected so the end justifies the means.
Caliban
3 / 5 (2) Jul 04, 2014
Socialists here should remember the warning of Pastor Niemoller.
The law protects everyone, equally, or no one.
Voter fraud is the only way most 'liberals' can be elected so the end justifies the means.


And you, ryggsuckn', should remember that you are wasting your time merely quotemining the main vein of Fool's Gold from the Vault of Irrelevant Inanity, instead of carrying out your primary mission: to shout --as loudly and often as you possibly can--

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Moron.

ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (1) Jul 04, 2014
""What the liberal media is hiding from you can be dangerous for your safety, your security and your health," he told his listeners.

After earning his doctorate in 1978 and writing six books, Savage pitched to publishers a book titled "Immigrants and Epidemics," which he wrote with the dean of a "prestigious public health university."

"Although all my previous books had done well," Savage recalled, "all publishers in New York City in 1982 said we cannot publish a book on immigrants and epidemics, no matter how well (documented) or factually true it is. We can't publish it for political reasons."

Read more at http://www.wnd.co...K8U3d.99
Caliban
3 / 5 (2) Jul 04, 2014
""What the liberal media is hiding from you can be dangerous for your safety, your security and your health," he told his listeners.

After earning his doctorate in 1978 and writing six books, Savage pitched to publishers a book titled "Immigrants and Epidemics," which he wrote with the dean of a "prestigious public health university."

"Although all my previous books had done well," Savage recalled, "all publishers in New York City in 1982 said we cannot publish a book on immigrants and epidemics, no matter how well (documented) or factually true it is. We can't publish it for political reasons."

Read more at http://www.wnd.co...K8U3d.99


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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 04, 2014
"On July 2, The Daily Beast apparently realized that "hundreds of immigrants are rushing the border just to get caught." "
http://www.breitb...n-Crisis
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 04, 2014
"The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas."
http://www.infowa...gration/
Caliban
3 / 5 (2) Jul 04, 2014
"On July 2, The Daily Beast apparently realized that "hundreds of immigrants are rushing the border just to get caught." "
http://www.breitb...n-Crisis

"The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas."
http://www.infowa...gration/


You forgot to mention

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ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 06, 2014
"The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."

Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.""
http://conservati...V8L0f.99
Caliban
3 / 5 (2) Jul 06, 2014
"The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."

Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.""
http://conservati...V8L0f.99


rygsuckn',

No-one cares about whistleblower protections, and especially since there's

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Go whine to your god-of-gods, Rupert Murdoch.

Vietvet
3 / 5 (2) Jul 06, 2014
"The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."

Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.""
http://conservati...V8L0f.99


This story is almost a year old. The video without the spin can be seen at http://cnnpressro...-attack/
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 06, 2014
This story is almost a year old.

What are Clinton and Obama hiding?
Why does anyone who demanded the impeachment of Nixon not demand answers from Obama?
No one was murdered for Nixon's coverup.
'Liberals' demanded Nixon's head for sending US forces into Cambodian.
'Liberals' don't care if illegal aliens invade the US and are even encouraging the activity.
ryggesogn2
1 / 5 (2) Jul 06, 2014
"The narrative that the video played a role continues to live on, with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying recently that some of the attackers may indeed have been influenced by the online video.

But the Justice Department's court filings make clear that at least those spearheading the attack were part of a "conspiracy," one that involved several members of the Ansar al-Sharia "Islamic extremist militia." "
"The details in even the few U.S. court documents that have been filed are a far cry from the Obama administration's initial narrative. "
http://www.foxnew...to-rest/
howhot2
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 06, 2014
ryggesogn2,

The answers to all of your rhetorical questions:

http://www.youtub...98Ugh1-w


Now I understand. The socialists get the 'news' from 'liberal' comedians.


This is from way back, but just out of curiosity @R2, where do you get your news from? I'd like to be enlightened with the voice of truth.